What do face fillers feel like?

The sensation in the face or lips after receiving dermal filler injections is the feeling of fullness in an area that didn't feel this way before. This is because a small pocket of liquid has been added under the dermis layer. Your sensory perception of your own flesh will adjust and you won't notice it after a while. The vast majority of patients only experience mild bruising and swelling after the filler injection.

You may also notice that the area feels a little sensitive to the touch for a couple of days afterwards, especially if you have been injected with filler in your lips. However, there are two more serious side effects worth mentioning. First of all, the filler is a foreign body and can develop an infection. I have seen a chronic infection in two patients who were injected with filler in another office.

In both cases it was Juvederm Voluma, a product used on the cheeks. The infection is treatable and treatment involves dissolving the filler, along with antibiotics and steroids to reduce swelling. In my practice, I only use Radiesse or Restylane Lyft on my cheeks. I haven't seen chronic infections develop with any of these products.

The second serious complication that can occur with fillers is injection into an artery or vein. If this occurs in a vessel that irrigates the skin, the overlying skin will turn dark or spotty. Without treatment, the skin could develop a wound. If injected into an artery or vein in the vessels around the eye, the possible result is blindness.

Fortunately, this complication is very rare. However, it is essential that the complication be recognized immediately and properly treated. In my office, we have an emergency kit and treatment instructions immediately available in the unlikely event of a serious filling complication. And my injector nurse and I are trained to recognize this type of complication.

Are cheek fillers painful? A cheek filling procedure begins with the application of an anesthetic cream or local anesthetics. This is to ensure a painless session during the injection process. Once the fillers are injected into your cheeks, you'll feel some pressure, but you'll definitely have no piercing pain. After the injection phase, your doctor will give you some cooling gel to dissipate immediate swelling.

Some cheek fillers can last six to 12 months, while others can last for years; you'll want to check with your doctor to find a filler that fits your price and lasts a decent amount of time. Having a nurse or nurse practitioner injecting you with the filler can also be very safe, as long as they are supervised by a plastic surgeon, dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon who is immediately available in the event of a complication. The important point for you is that if you are considering filler injection, do it by a plastic surgeon, dermatologist, or facial plastic surgeon. If you are taking blood thinners, your risk of bruising is higher after the filler injection, but you can still safely inject the filler.

So how long do dermal fillers delay? Well, that depends entirely on how much you're going to make, what fillings you choose, and who you pay to administer them. Avoid facial massages, so put down your jade roller and don't wear tight goggles or masks for three weeks to make sure your filler really settles. If you are immunocompromised, you have a higher risk of infection after the filler injection and you should discuss this with your primary care doctor before considering filling. In general, fillers that are injected into very mobile areas of the face, such as the lips, wear out more quickly than fillers given elsewhere.

Hyaluronic facial fillers help maintain shape, level skin depressions and provide hydration. For example, if you used hyaluronic acid fillers to create moderate improvements to your lips, these facial features may look very thick for a couple of days. .

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